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Date of Issue: May 26, 2010

HBPD arrests man for battery, child abuse


The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested Mark Owen Balvin, 39, Holmes Beach, May 23.

Balvin faces charges of child abuse and domestic battery, according to a HBPD police report.

The report indicates that about 8:15 p.m., Balvin got into an argument with a woman at a residence in the 500 block of 67th street and physically assaulted her.

The report further indicates that Balvin injured a teenage girl who attempted to stop the fight by grabbing her neck.

On May 24, Balvin remained in the Manatee County jail without bond.

NewsManatee publisher Mike Quinn contributed to this report.